Fred Astaire Dance Studios, Inc. is a ballroom dance franchise chain of studios in the United States and Canada, named after a famous dancer Fred Astaire. It is headquartered in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, USA. It was co-founded by Fred Astaire in 1947 and became franchised in 1950. As of 2009, there are 139 Fred Astaire studios in the United States alone. Astaire divested himself of his interest in the chain in 1966, while agreeing the continued use of his name by the franchise. One of its former alumni is actor David Gasman.
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FRED ASTAIRE DANCE STUDIOS (FADS) provides its franchised community with a 50+ year tradition that gives the individual franchisee worldwide name recognition identified with dance excellence unsurpassed in its industry. The original teaching methods of the great Fred Astaire are still in place today at the company that proudly bears his name. FADS provides its franchisees with extensive business and dance training, and ensures that its franchises operate under the strictest code of ethics. Check out reviews on Fred Astaire for ballroom dancing lessons!